REPORT: Stamkos to Leafs "possible", could involve indirect payment

Jeff Veillette
December 08 2015 12:23PM

We joke a lot about Steven Stamkos signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs on here, but our sarcasm doesn't come without a foundation. The superstar Toronto-area native has less than 200 days remaining on his contract, and not a word has been revealed about him and the Tampa Bay Lightning making progress.

Alas, most of the major media have been too shy to commit themselves to the belief that Toronto is an option, rather than a pipe dream. Nik Kypreos broke character today, suggesting that this may be possible after all, and could even involve some dirty work.

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REPORT: Salary Cap could increase to as high as 74.5 million in 2016/17

Jeff Veillette
December 07 2015 09:42PM

The rich are about to get a whole lot richer. Or, better put; they'll be able to spend more of their riches. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL's Salary Cap may increase by three quarters of a Tyler Bozak this offseason.

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Why the Leafs should consider claiming Alexander Semin

Jeff Veillette
December 07 2015 05:53PM

This morning, the Montreal Canadiens made a huge step in ending their experiment with Alexander Semin, by placing him on waivers. The 31-year-old Russian has scored just four points in fifteen games this year, which is his worst rate of production of his entire career to date. With that said, there's an argument to be had that it might be worth it for the Leafs to place a waiver claim on him.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: December 7th

Jeff Veillette
December 07 2015 12:14PM


I had a realization on the way home today. My income is defined by the words that I say in reaction to watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks play. They are the only two teams that haven't made it to ten wins yet.

Please buy me hard liquor for Christmas. Also, ignore that this was the same intro paragraph I used on Canucks Army's mailbag.

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Bernier Gets Fan and Goal Support in 9-0 Shutout

Jeff Veillette
December 06 2015 05:01PM

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Jonathan Bernier's mind, heart and soul conditioning stint continues to go exactly as planned for the Leafs organisation. The temporary Marlies starter had another very, very strong performance, that happened to coincide with one of the most dominant offensive showings that the Marlies have ever had. In front of a decently sized crowd at the Air Canada Centre, the Leafs of the future overpowered the Manitoba Moose to the tune of a 9-0 victory.

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